Jun 28, 2016

UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch

Nayif -1 , the UAE's first Nanosatellite that was developed by Emirati engineering students, has successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket, said a press release from MBRSC (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre).

Students from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) under the supervision of a team of engineers and specialists from MBRSC has worked on this project. The partnership aims to provide hands-on experience to engineering students on satellite manufacturing.

"This achievement reflects the determination and commitment of MBRSC to develop Emirati talent specialised in satellite manufacturing and space science. Sustainable development deliverables and the post-oil phase require building specialised human capabilities, where entities and institutions have to launch programs specialised in the science and technology sectors to achieve educational goals in line with the UAE's plans and strategies.", said H.E. Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC.

The Project Manager of Nayif-1 at MBRSC, Mr. Ibrahim Al Qasim said, "Nayif-1 is characterised with a number of advanced features, most notably that it's programmed to transfer messages in Arabic. It also contains an active control system - usually satellites with a unit size of 10x10x10 cm which are known as 1U Nanosatellites use a passive control system due to their limited size. The control system works accurately to determine the satellite's position and direction in space in order to maintain its balance attitude during operations," Al Qasim concluded.

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Smart travel made compulsory at Abu Dhabi airport:  Abu Dhabi Airports Company on Monday said that registration of passports for electronic use to improve passenger flow at Abu Dhabi International Airport is now compulsory. Smart Travel was launched in March to reduce by up to 70 per cent the time it takes for a passenger to clear the airport's security checks. Travellers with registered passports will be able to use bag drops and proceed through automated airport e-gates, Abu Dhabi Airports said in a press release.

E-registration counters in the check-in areas have been set up for travellers to register their travel documents as they wait. The announcement came as about 85,000 people were expected to depart from the airport during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, which starts next Sunday.

Eid Al Fitr holidays for UAE government sector announced:  The UAE Cabinet has approved the Eid vacation for federal bodies from July 3 to July 9. Work resumes on July 10. The move is based on the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

UAE-Pakistan friendship is getting materialised :  The UAE- Pakistani Friendship Road, one of the biggest development projects in the tribal region of Pakistan, which links south and north regions of Waziristan has been inaugurated. Funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development at cost of US$60.6 million, the new road will have a length of 72 km and width of 9 metres.

The move follows the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and follow up by His Highness Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to provide the humanitarian and development aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.


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UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch
Jun 28, 2016 :

UAE’s first satellite 'Nayif-1 Nanosatellite' is all set to Launch

Nayif -1 , the UAE's first Nanosatellite that was developed by Emirati engineering students, has successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket, said a press release from MBRSC (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre).

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IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note
Jun 27, 2016 :

IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note

The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, ended this weekend in Madrid, Spain on a very high note as celebrities enthralled the audience with power packed performances, cheerful anecdotes and stunning red carpet best.

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‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched
Jun 23, 2016 :

‘Express your love for UAE’: Nationwide initiative launched

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, launched a nationwide initiative titled “Express Your Love for UAE” on Wednesday in UAE.

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Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission
Jun 22, 2016 :

Creating history: India’s PSLV –C34 successfully launches 20 satellites into orbit in a single mission

The space agency of the Indian government, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launches PSLV – C34, its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series into earth’s orbit this morning. The vehicle is carrying 20 satellites including those of Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2, and earth observation and imaging satellites from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia.

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Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi
Jun 21, 2016 :

Yoga for better physical and mental health: Mr. Modi

Inaugurating International Yoga Day 2016 celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people this morning at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health. He said that Yoga has become a mass movement like no other in the world.

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Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!
Jun 20, 2016 :

Get rumors clarified from Dubai Municipality before getting alarmed!

In line with Dubai Municipality’s transparency policy, the department has launched a Whatsapp number +971 50 1077799 to which residents can send a message seeking the authenticity of any rumours. Dubai Municipality will verify the news' sources and respond to the sender with a clarification within eight hours.

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Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon
Jun 19, 2016 :

Emirati-Indian parliamentary committee to be set up soon

Discussing ways of promoting parliamentary cooperation between the UAE and India as part of the distinguished and growing strategic partnership the two countries, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), and T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Saturday decided to set up an Emirati-Indian Parliamentary Committee.

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First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE
Jun 18, 2016 :

First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) announced today that the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) successfully carried out the first organ transplant surgery in Dubai, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital. The surgery was performed on 8 June, on a 29-year old Emirati woman.

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UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals
Jun 16, 2016 :

UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals

Individuals are banned to own wild and other domesticated but dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, apes and monkeys, as well as pit bulls, mastiffs and Japanese Tosa dogs, says a draft law passed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi by the Federal National Council. It also warns that pet owners who fail to control their pet dogs in public places will face tough penalties including one month jail term.

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The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15
Jun 15, 2016 :

The UAE Child Protection Law 2016 takes effect on June 15

Formerly named Wudeema Law, the UAE’s Child Protection Law takes effect on June 15 under which reporting cases of child abuse or negligence has become mandatory for all members of the community. The law will come in force from today onwards with the ultimate goal of transforming families and society.

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